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California Gov. Gavin Newsom to pull National Guard from border with Mexico

In a sharp break with the record of his predecessor and the position of the Trump administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom is announcing Monday that National Guard troops will be pulled back from their duties along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Kamala Harris celebrates Oakland, but the feeling isn’t necessarily mutual

The California senator used the vibrant, multi-racial city as a launch pad for her 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy. But even though Harris was born in Oakland, many there don't see her as part of the community because she grew up in Berkeley and pursued a political career in San Francisco.

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Should California bail out Pacific Gas & Electric?

It’s a dilemma because PG&E is universally, if quietly, seen as too big to fail. It’s too important and vital. It provides natural gas and electricity for 16 million people — 40% of the state — throughout northern and central California.

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‘El Chapo’ jurors weigh a mountain of evidence and a complex web of charges

Jurors in the Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman trial are picking through a mountain of testimony and evidence and considering whether dozens of violations have been proved. We look at the possibility of a mixed verdict.

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Grammys make strides with hip-hop representation — but is it too late?

At Sunday’s Grammys ceremony, Cardi B and Donald Glover both made rap history with wins that altered decades of tradition.

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Donald Glover wins song of the year but skips Grammys and does Google ad instead

Less than an hour into the telecast, Google pulled the biggest troll of the Grammys so far.

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Even in barrios once devoted to Hugo Chavez, murmurs of opposition grow in Venezuela

The neighborhoods that found hope in former President Hugo Chavez and his socialistic agenda are increasingly joining to opposition movement demanding that Chavez's successor — Nicolas Maduro — step down.

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Orthodox Jewish EMT service faces fight from L.A. fire department, and a powerful fire union

Efforts to expand the emergency response services of Hatzolah have met strong pushback from the Los Angeles Fire Department and its firefighters’ union.

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What can the past tell us about what film will win the best picture Oscar?

The Envelope thought seeing if a past best picture winner might align with one of the current eight nominees to offer a clue as to which film might win. Trouble is, all the nominees have a similar precursor ... sort of.

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The Sports Report: Magic speaks, but are the Lakers listening?

Magic Johnson spoke Sunday about the failed Anthony Davis trade talks and those who say that it could hurt the cohesiveness of the team since almost every player found out they were going to be traded for Davis.

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Essential Politics: Gov. Newsom calls Trump's border crisis 'manufactured,' removes California troops

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided to cancel the state’s National Guard deployment made to provide border assistance.

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Virginia lawmaker backs off fast track for impeachment bill

Democratic Del. Patrick Hope tweeted that more conversations are needed before initiating the impeachment of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

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In this age of glossy art fairs and mega-galleries, can public museums survive?

As Frieze descends on Los Angeles, even public museums are taking cues from the commercial art market.

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California Inc.: Weed industry growing proactive in expanding its customer base

With legal access to cannabis spreading, the marijuana industry is trying to demystify and rebrand the drug in a bid to broaden its reach beyond established stoners.

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It's wave season, a.k.a. Black Friday for cruise lines, as customers score discounted prices

Cruise lines are slashing prices on Alaskan voyages. Why? Supply and demand: More ships than usual — including some giant ships — will head north this summer.

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Grammy Awards fashion: Here are the best beauty looks

Here's our roundup of beauty looks from the 2019 Grammy Awards.

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